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The Duncan Skating Club sent 18 members to the Vancouver Island Interclub Competition hosted by the Kerry Park Skating Club Nov. 18-20. (Todd Blumel photo)

Cowichan Valley figure skaters shine at Vancouver Island Interclub Competition

Kerry Park Skating Club hosted the Vancouver Island Interclub Competition for figure…

Tournament hosts, Duncan Christian School (in blue), placed 13th in the Provincial Boys ‘A’ Volleyball Championship this past weekend. Here, DCS plays against Cedars Christian School Friday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m.(Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Host DCS 13th at boys ‘A’ volleyball provincials

The host team, Duncan Christian School placed 13th in the Provincial Boys…

Lake Cowichan goaltender Sean Walia makes a save on Port Alberni Bombers forward Carson Steel. (Elena Rardon/Black Press)

Lake Cowichan Kraken finding back of the net despite splitting last two

Next home game: Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. vs. Comox Valley Glacier Kings

Lake Cowichan goaltender Sean Walia makes a save on Port Alberni Bombers forward Carson Steel. (Elena Rardon/Black Press)
The Cowichan Bulldogs midget football season has come to an end. (Jennifer Laver photo)

Season of adversity ends for midget Cowichan Bulldogs

Cowichan suffers playoff loss to White Rock Titans

The Cowichan Bulldogs midget football season has come to an end. (Jennifer Laver photo)
Paige Hart dribbles that ball while Hannah McKevitt looks on in support during Cowichan Cobras play Saturday night at the Sherman road turf. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Paige Hart dribbles that ball while Hannah McKevitt looks on in support during Cowichan Cobras play Saturday night at the Sherman road turf. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The Duncan Christian School Chargers have earned a berth in the provincial senior A girls volleyball tournament with a silver placing at the Island championship. (Courtesy of Tom Veenstra)

Duncan Christian School, Brentwood College senior girls headed to volleyball provincials

Dara de Vries and Sydney Dollman ‘A’ Island tournament all-stars for DCS

The Duncan Christian School Chargers have earned a berth in the provincial senior A girls volleyball tournament with a silver placing at the Island championship. (Courtesy of Tom Veenstra)
Cowichan 49ers leading scorer Neall Rowlings advances the ball. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

49ers come out on top in Cowichan derby

Steelheads show better result than October matchup

Cowichan 49ers leading scorer Neall Rowlings advances the ball. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Youth aged five to 17 will participate in a Striker Series martial arts event at the Cowichan Valley Community Centre on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Strikerseries.com)

37 athletes to compete in Striker Series in Cowichan

The martial arts showcase event is the first of what is hoped to be many

Youth aged five to 17 will participate in a Striker Series martial arts event at the Cowichan Valley Community Centre on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Strikerseries.com)
Cowichan Capitals forward Anton Yatsyshin drives up the ice. (Todd Blumel photo)

Cowichan Capitals drop three on busy weekend

Up next: a road trip to Powell River Dec. 3

Cowichan Capitals forward Anton Yatsyshin drives up the ice. (Todd Blumel photo)
Kerry Park’s Aleko Sdrakas looks up the ice. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders win two in a row

Eric Stinson potted his fourth and fifth goals of the season

Kerry Park’s Aleko Sdrakas looks up the ice. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The Duncan Christian School senior boys volleyball team. (Courtesy of Tom Veenstra)
The Duncan Christian School senior boys volleyball team. (Courtesy of Tom Veenstra)
Bob Day, announcer for the Lake Cowichan Kraken, sees great development in the junior B team this year. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette file)

Lake Cowichan Kraken progressing despite weekend loss

Play by play announcer gets front row seat to see team’s improvement

Bob Day, announcer for the Lake Cowichan Kraken, sees great development in the junior B team this year. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette file)
The Regina Pats took down the Victoria Royals 9-5 on Nov. 26 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy of the Regina Pats)

NHL’s next big thing shows Victoria what hockey royalty looks like

Highly-touted Connor Bedard scores hat trick as his Regina Pats take 9-5 win over the Royals

The Regina Pats took down the Victoria Royals 9-5 on Nov. 26 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy of the Regina Pats)
Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Luke Strickland has been named a BCHL All-Star. (Cowichan Valley Capitals image)

Cowichan Caps welcome one player, send another to All-Star weekend

There’s been a lot of change for the Cowichan Valley Capitals recently…

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Luke Strickland has been named a BCHL All-Star. (Cowichan Valley Capitals image)
Cowichan return to action this Sunday, 2 p.m. against Gorge United at Hampton Park Turf. (Black Press file photo)

Cowichan FC plays to a scoreless draw with Nanaimo

“Chances were in short supply”

  • Nov 24, 2022
Cowichan return to action this Sunday, 2 p.m. against Gorge United at Hampton Park Turf. (Black Press file photo)
Anthony Wilson faces off against a Saanich player during a home game earlier this season. (Courtesy of Kevin Rothbauer)

Lake Cowichan Kraken gain experience battling league’s top tier teams

Add to the loss column for the Lake Cowichan Kraken but add…

Anthony Wilson faces off against a Saanich player during a home game earlier this season. (Courtesy of Kevin Rothbauer)
New Kerry Park Islanders head coach Brian Passmore. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen file)

Coaching change for Kerry Park Islanders

Kevin Fitzpatrick steps aside, Brian Passmore steps in

New Kerry Park Islanders head coach Brian Passmore. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen file)
Goalie McCoy Bidewell keeps an eye on the puck. (Todd Blumel photo)
Goalie McCoy Bidewell keeps an eye on the puck. (Todd Blumel photo)
Neall Rowlings battles a Gorge defender during play Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Sherman Road turf. (Todd Blumel photo)

Make it 10 in a row for the Cowichan 49ers

Cowichan Oak stuns Vic West in Div. 3 play

Neall Rowlings battles a Gorge defender during play Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Sherman Road turf. (Todd Blumel photo)